The real dirt on composting

For Cedar Grove Composting in Everett, Washington, compost isn't just big business. It can also be a big challenge. 

That's because as compost sits on a concrete slab, it generates heat that can cause cracking. Plus, the slab needs to withstand the stress of constant scraping and scooping from heavy front-end loaders.

So, when building a new composting facility, Cedar Grove chose to use our STRUX® synthetic macro-fiber reinforcement solution for the slab. Since STRUX® fibers are dispersed throughout the concrete mix, it provides uniform performance and strength without the clumping and balling that come with steel fibers.

As a result, the slabs easily meet loading and durability requirements. Better yet, they provide the equivalent residual flexural strength to steel.

Waterproofing helps REC see the light

Renewable Energy Corporation ASA wanted to build the world's largest manufacturing facility for solar energy products. The complex, however, was to be built on reclaimed land. That led to concerns over soil settlement and how it would affect waterproofing of the substructure. 

Another challenge was the environmentally sensitive work slated for the facility, which meant moisture and waterproofing specifications had to be a tight 6% or less.

The solution was Preprufe® waterproofing membrane. Our product forms an integral bond with concrete and provides a powerful seal against the migration of water. The seal is so robust, in fact, that it remains unaffected even by movements from ground settlement beneath the slabs. The result? A facility that started dry and has stayed that way.

Airport Construction Projects

The International Air Transport Association projects the number of people flying to almost double to 7.2 billion passengers by 2035. We've played a role in many airport construction projects that will help move all those people. Fireproofing, concrete and waterproofing are as important to airport construction as runways, terminals, parking structures, tarmac paving and radars. We furnish multiple solutions to many airport construction projects.

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Arts & Education Projects

We enjoy working on most any building project. But to help create a space where beautiful music will be played or priceless artwork will be displayed is especially satisfying. We provide art museums, concert halls and university facilities around the world with waterproofing, concrete products and other structural solutions.

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Civil Tunneling Projects

Some of the most amazing construction projects are the ones you never see. Even so, we love being a part of them. See how we provide a range of solutions for civil tunneling projects worldwide. We provide advanced, efficient and reliable ground support solutions for some of the most complex construction projects in the world. We provide a range of solutions including waterproofing, fire protection, concrete and injection materials for civil tunneling projects worldwide.

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Commercial Building Projects

From big buildings to modest ones, from skyscrapers to smaller shops, constructing commercial buildings is an amazing accomplishment. We deliver what you need to do it right. From waterproofing to fireproofing to concrete technology to roofing underlayments, we have what you need to construct durable, sustainable, beautiful commercial buildings.

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Infrastructure Projects

Most people don't give it a second thought. But we do. Whether it's tunnels, canals or bridges, infrastructure represents a significant number of projects we have assisted our customers to bring to fruition using our solutions. Whether its tunnels, canals or bridges, infrastructure represents a significant number of projects we have assisted our customers to bring to fruition using our fire protection, waterproofing, precast concrete and innovative cement additive solutions.

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Mass Transit Projects

From San Francisco to Seoul, London to Qatar, Saudi Arabia to Shanghai, we help mass transit projects stay dry, remain structurally sound, finish on time and get people moving. We love every part of big transportation infrastructure projects, whether it's waterproofing, concrete admixtures, grouts or fire protection. From San Francisco to Seoul, we help mass transit projects stay dry and remain structurally sound.

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Residential Building Projects

We don't just work on skyscrapers and tunnels; we also provide weather barrier solutions to protect homes against rain, snow, cold, heat and more. Our roofing underlayment, flashing and weather barrier solutions help architects, contractors and homeowners protect homes against rain, snow, cold, heat and more.

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Stadium Construction Projects

Whether it's keeping things dry or protecting essential infrastructure, contractors turn to us for solutions during stadium construction. Whether it's keeping the building dry or protecting essential infrastructure, contractors turn to us for solutions during stadium construction.

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Underground Mining Projects

We've helped mining contractors around the world on some incredible projects. Top mining companies rely on the TYTRO® shotcrete system in their global underground operations. We help mining operations reduce installed costs and optimize mix designs in mining projects.

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